[Corpora-List] English is close to Sandinavian languages: diachronic studies please

Tristan Miller miller at ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed Dec 5 10:53:26 CET 2012


Greetings.

On 03/12/12 04:49 PM, John Goldsmith wrote:
> No need to rant. Two syntacticians, Jan Terje Faarlund and Joe Emonds,
> have recently made the case
> that English is closer to Northern Germanic than it is to Western Germanic:
>
> http://ktwop.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/modern-english-derives-from-scandinavian-rather-than-from-old-english/

Their argument is not without critics. See for example Sally Thomason's post yesterday on Language Log: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4351

Regards, Tristan

-- Tristan Miller, Doctoral Researcher Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP-TUDA) Department of Computer Science, Technische Universitšt Darmstadt Tel: +49 6151 16 6166 | Web: http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/

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